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CNN
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
jason wu. can you tell me about the gown? and tell me -- hi, it's alina cho from cnn. okay. she's sending me a description of the gown right now, but it is jason wu. this is -- anderson, i have to tell you, i'm shocked. this is remarkable. that four years later, she would choose jason wu again. she looked radiant in that red gown. i have been speaking, as you might imagine, to many designers about this. and what is interesting is actually when i was putting my piece together and talking about the process of selecting the gown, i, of course, naturally reached out to jason wu personally and to his representatives. and i was told in no uncertain terms that this time around, jason actually didn't want to speak about the process and what it has meant to him. and so i guess now we know why. it is an extraordinary decision on the first lady's part. a little surprising, i have to say, but as also, the first lady does look beautiful. and i have to say, as a woman who has bangs, i like the new haircut as well. >> you did interview jason recently. and my understanding is that the first lady
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
camdptivated by the re carpet. >>> were you surprised she wore a jason wu dress as she did four years ago? >> i was gobsmacked. she has a tendency to spread the love around. one of the things that is distinctive about her is that she hasn't settled in with one designer and become associated with one brand. what she did for him was really quite extraordinary. she elevated him from near anonymity into a household name. in some ways, i think it was a bit of a safer choice because there is so much pressure on an inaugural gown to be this extraordinarily symbolic dress. i think she felt comfortable going back to someone who had done right by her. >> earlier in the day she had worn a dress and a coat by thom browne and has probably changed the arc of his career. >> if i was gobsmacked, i was stunned by browne. he really comes from the men's wear part of the business. the stuff that he puts on the runway is incredibly high concept. it is out there. >> fashion forward as they say. >> out there. >> out there. >> that's the technical term for it. the fact that she could, or her emissary could decip
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
had chosen jason wu yet again to design the inaugural gown. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people expected to attend. this inaugural ball follows on a tradition started in 2009 to open up these events to every-day americans. a ticket cost as little as $60 and got people an amazing lineup to entertainers ♪ obama on fire >> reporter: alisha keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ >> reporter: and stevie wonder rocked down the house, while jamie fox serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. >> i'm here with mena, whippers of multiple grammies and latin grammys, amlex, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats had the best option for the latinos. immigration reform on the table. the dream act. latino -- the latinos here in the united states are so powerful, and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be treated as first class citizens.
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it as long as we seize it t
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
ball, the jason wu dress. what would you like to see her wear tonight? what do you expect she'll wear tonight? it's top secret, of course. >> well, she told me, but i'm not telling anyone. i'm kidding, of course. one of the things i loved about the jason wu dress was not even so much the design of it, but what it represented. i just thought the choice of this young immigrant designer with his own business, who wasn't a big advertiser, who wasn't from this giant corporate structure just spoke volumes about what the american fashion industry has welcome, the kind of business, businesses that are born there and that have been nurtured by the industry. i mean, it sort of showed to the american public that when we talk about small business owners, that the fashion industry counts in that category as well. and i think a lot of people sort of dismiss it as the sort of glammy, you know, smoke and mirrors kind of world. >> so if we're not talking about michelle obama's fashions, we're going to be talking about her bangs. the first lady got bangs. >> yes, she did. >> i want to ask you what you
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
stepping out in ravishing red, a dashing dress by designer jason wu. we'll talk to him live later this hour. >>> arctic blast, dangerously cold air plunging south, bringing with it heavy snow and bone-chilling winds. this deadly 86-car pile-up, a scene of absolute chaos. >>> combat ready, prince harry on the front lines in afghanistan. >> our job is make sure the guys are safe on the ground. if it means shooting someone who is shooting at them, that will do it. >> gunning down taliban insurgents, plus -- >>> remember this, asteroids on atari, a video game original and all of its low definition, muted audio splendor. this morning, word that it may be game over for the arcade pioneer. >>> and heads up, a high school wrestler pinned under a ceiling light. amazingly the kid is all right. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. depending on what side of the aisle you're on, you probably either loved the president's inaugural address or you absolutely hated it. for all the people who praised the 19-minute speech, just as many are cr
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 1:00am PST
gown this time and last time four years ago, we'll talk live with designer jason wu who goes from eating pizza to seeing his dreams come true. >>> breaking news. students speak about the terror they lived through today at a community college in houston, texas. new video up close of the drama as it unfolded at lone star college. what apparently started as an altercation escalated into a horrifying scene all happening in the middle of a national debate on how to stop gun violence. three people hurt, two detained and an awful lot of unanswered questions. ed lavandera is live on the scene. what did you find out about the shooting? >> hello, anderson. the two people involved in this altercation, apparently only one gun involved, were two of the three that were wounded. the third person that was wounded was a maintenance worker here at lone star college who was standing nearby. he was wounded in the leg and is being treated at the hospital tonight. right now we know investigators are interviewing the two suspects and the two men involved in the altercation. so far no criminal charges ha
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight the designer became a household name. take me back. >> it's me! >> reporter: so who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it is brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret, i have to say, because in the previous administrations while there's always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20-designer field for the gown whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide game. so who are they? likely a new york-based designer and quite possibly one emerging versus established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made, fittings and more fittings. the gowns are sut shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because these designers don't have direct access to the first lady, they have mannequins made in her likeness that live in the studios. >> some people would compare it to dressing anne hathaway but i would say every celebrity at the golden globes. that much exp
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
michelle obama in that red hot dress. ooohhhwee, baby. alina cho is here with me. it was jason wu. she chose him as her designer last time around. >> unbelievable. >> very unusual to make the second choice. >> very young. >> he's 30. >> 26 the fit time. i had to check his bio again. are you serious, he's only 30. >> but he is. >> he's got a lot more to accomplish. >> there's nobody in this business who knows more about fashion than you. it's amazing. this girl hears a name and she can rattle off the bio of the designer. >> i spoke to him on cnn an hour ago. ashleigh, the one thing he talked about that was interesting was what was so striking about the goun, the color. the ruby red is what he likes to call it. mixture of chiffon and velvet. he says the reason why he chose that color, because sometimes a design does begin with that, right, was because he felt after four years of watching the first lady and her style and how she's evolved, that the country, not just her, but the country was ready for a confident first lady. >> i never get it. red is that much of a statement. >> it is. i h
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
incredible pictures of her wearing that jason wu gown from the first inauguration. >> of course. >> night here in '09. what about her ball gown designer? any ideas on who she might be wearing this time around? >> well, you know, she made such a statement with that gown. i mean, to wear white certainly at that time of year, the bear shoulders. it was startling and, of course, put jason wu on the map. and -- but the economy, we've had a tough four years. and she's known for wearing her fashions over and over again. i wonder whether she'll make a fashion statement and wear a dress she's already worn. >> now that would be a big statement because she certainly hasn't been afraid to do that before. >> exactly. >> let me ask you about something from back from 2008. she wore this lemongrass-colored outfit designed by a cuban american designer actually, isabelle toledo. was that a good choice do you think? is that a good dress for her? >> you know, it was funny because a lot of people had a lot to say about there particular outfit. you know, it was her first term as first lady, as well.
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
say, you won. you got it, so they could relax. >> last year, she wore a dress by designer jason wu, and elena cho interviewed him earlier. we played the piece. he said he was watching along with everyone else. he ended up kind of screaming when he saw she wore his dress, and it has made a huge impact on his business. >> he has a line in target, a high-end design, retail designs. design that everybody can wear, ready to wear. >> it's sort of hard on some of the older, more well-known designers who i think would like to see -- for instance, oscar de la renta who has dressed every first lady. >> mrs. bush wore a lot of de la renta. >> and hillary clinton still does. i think i think on him. i don't think she has worn anything by oscar. >> i say good for her for helping out young, aspiring, emerging designers. >> it's amazing, there's a consistency in terms of them being inclusive, wanting to open things up and wanting to give new people breaks. it's also amazing how she does one thing different, cuts her hair different, and the whole world -- the word bangs was googled more times. can you i
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
no element of surprise. >> one final question i have to ask you, jason wu, he designed a dress for her for the last ball, he was not well known and he became this guy that everyone wanted to wear, and he's a businessman. thom browne, is he going to be able to turn this -- is he going to be able to spread this? >> he already has. trust me. time will tell. >> these guys make tens of millions of dollars. a quick comment about erin's dress. >> i love erin's dress, i told her earlier, this is spectacular. >> i'm very honored. the guy is a creative director for elle. >> great to talk to you. >> the castro brothers will join us next. if i can remember which one is which. first, brad paisley playing right now at the commander in chief's ball. ♪ i can see this world as i go ♪ outside my southern comfort zone ♪ ♪ your bisqcuits and your gravy♪ ♪ you have fed me you have saved me billy graham and martha white ♪ ♪ i can't become a drifter and i just can't wait to pack ♪ ♪ because i know the road i leave on it will always bring me back ♪ ♪ ♪ this my tennessee home and
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
for a designer. last night, the biggest prize as we all know went to jason wu, the designer of mrs. obama's inaugural gown. sound familiar? today, the fashion world got some more eye candy. more pictures of the first lady looking fabulous. think the inaugural fashion parade is over? think again. at the national prayer service, first lady michelle obama, hair back, bangs still on full display, wore a custom ivory wool dress and matching coat by a designer who was also in the running for the gown. that top honor as the world now knows went to jason wu, proving lightning does strike twice. >> the second she came out, everyone just let out the biggest scream. the whole entire studio. it was amazing. the energy was amazing. >> you had a little problem with the computer, didn't you? it was buffering at the moment. >> of course, at the moment she was about to come out. i was like no, this cannot be. >> reporter: wu skyrocketed to fame four years ago when the first lady wore his white gown to the first inaugural. that dress now sits in the smithsonian. this time, as he started to think abo
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am PST
wear anything from target to talbots to jason wu. but you once wrote, again, here. >> my words come back to haunt me. >> "avoiding the appearance of queenly behavior is politically wise. but it does american culture no favors if a first lady tries so hard to be average that she winds up looking common." she wore shorts. >> she was stepping off of air force one and there are like men saluting her and she was in shorts. >> that was not something that you think was appropriate. should she be more formal as a first lady? do you think she's managed to do that? >> i think early on first ladies, in general, are sort of loathe to think of themselves as sort of removed from the average person. and i think they make an effort to sort of be normal. but the reality is as soon as you step into that bubble. as soon as every picture of yourself becomes part of the public record, you're no longer just normal. so, i don't think that she, you know, that they need to avoid being queenly, necessarily. or they do need to avoid -- i don't think that they need to try so hard to be common. >> can you imagi
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
man who hit the jackpot twice, jason wu, joins us live. his dress was again chosen by michelle obama to wear on inauguration night. four years ago when he found out about the first lady's choice, he was eating a mushroom and pepperoni pizza from domino's and started screaming. i got a feeling things were different for him this time around. we will talk to him about it. those stories and the "ridiculist" at the top of the hour. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." was she lip syncing? it's actually kind of hard to do. i can't even imagine what it would be like if you were the most gifted singer on the planet. it's really hard to do, like you do more gesturing. it's hard. beyonce's rendition of the national anthem at yesterday's inauguration may not have been all it first appeared to be. ♪ oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ >> turns out beyonce may have used a prerecording of the anthem that she made sunday night with the u.s. marine band. now, there's been no comment from beyonce herself but why would she use a canned version? "outfront" tonight, lorraine allie and the
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 2:00am PST
presidential library. the dress, by jason wu, goes to the national archives for now. many first lady gowns are on exhibit at the smithsonian. >>> a new company getting ready to mine asteroids in space. deep sea industries may begin sending unmanned scout probes to asteroids as soon as 2015. larger spacecraft capable in bringing back 50 to 100-pound samples could be blasting off by 2016. the company wants to travel 31 million miles to space to mine asteroids for metals and compounds that could be used to make fuel to power spacecrafts. >>> police in chicago, refused to let a dog freeze to death after he got stuck on an icy lake michigan. poor guy. when an officer tried to rescue the guy, the nervous dog ran away. a tranquilizer calmed the dog down and they captured him. >>> coming up, live to utah to see how one superstar is turning swag into a powerful force for good. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it was designed to escape the ordinary. it feels like it can escape gravity. ♪ the 2013 c-class coupe. ♪ starting at $37,800. ♪ starting at $37,800. music: "make someone happy" music: "m
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 2:31pm PST
, which including the first lady herself ♪ still wearing her red jason wu gown as she boogied to "single ladies" and kelly clarkson tweeted, i kid you not, michelle obama stood up and got the party started. katy perry stood up with her beau john mayer and menet. you may recognize where this party took place. >> as president and commander in chief -- >> reporter: it's where president obama recently announced new cabinet picks and held his last press conference, pushing back on criticism that he doesn't socialize enough with republicans. >> i like a good party. >> reporter: turns out, the president likes two good parties. tuesday, the obamas appeared before 10,000 staffers and volunteers at the staff ball where lady gaga and tony bennett were the featured performers. gaga thanked the president for supporting gay rights. ♪ dedicating a performance of "born this way" to obama captured on a cell phone by a partygoer. a finite but monday's bash set the bar. ashley judd who tweeted this picture of an off-duty secret service officer who gave her a ride called it an amazing joyful house party.
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 9:00am PST
go with designer jason wu once again. you might remember back in 2009 her selection of wu's white gown design made him a household name. we asked him what he was thinking about when he set out to dress the first lady one more time for an inaugural ball. >> i just had mrs. obama in mind. you couldn't really think about everything that comes with it, being so nervous or start second-guessing yourself. my first image was red. i felt like red was confident and it was, you know, it's commanding and it's beautiful, passionate. and all of those things describe michelle obama. >> and the stars have gathered in park city, utah for the acclaimed sundance film festival including actress mariel hemingway opening up about her family's illness. history of mental illness and her new documentary, "running from crazy." we'll talk to her coming up. but first, want to turn to finances. a lot of americans don't pay off credit cards every month but letting a balance build up over time can cost you thousands, cripple finances. ali velshi and christine romans explain. >> two things to show you. first, t
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